So I think I managed to fix the schwa in that Peking/Beijing rant. I managed to somewhat incompetently (somewhat? Completely!) follow John‘s instructions and get a couple of IPA fonts installed and kind of working.

As for making pdf files work properly, I dunno, next time I think I’ll just google it and get an HTML version. It should be possible to copy text straight out of a pdf file, but I’ve never managed to make it work for me.

So basically, yes, I am hopelessly incompetent. But I am slowly learning how to use fancy modern things like electric lights and bicycles.

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A Kiwi teaching English to oil workers in Beijing, studying Chinese in my spare time, married to a beautiful Beijing lass, consuming vast quantities of green tea (usually Xihu Longjing/西湖龙井, if that means anything to you), eating good food (except for when I cook), missing good Kiwi ale, breathing smog, generally living as best I can outside Godzone and having a good time of it.

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